Why do we get dandruff? | #aumsum

Topic: Dandruff Why do we get dandruff? Tearing of pages. No Dandruff is a condition in which our scalp sheds skin cells in the form of white flakes. A yeast called Malassezia globosa, is one of the mostly accepted reasons for causing dandruff. Wow. What a classy name it has. Indeed. Malassezia globosa is naturallyRead More Why do we get dandruff? | #aumsum

Elaine Fuchs (Rockefeller) Part 1: Introduction to Stem Cells

Elaine Fuchs (Rockefeller) Part 1: Introduction to Stem Cells

Hello, my name is Elaine Fuchs. I’m an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor at the Rockefeller University. We’re located in Manhattan, in New York City, in the United States. My laboratory studies stem cells. We study their biology but we’re also very mindful of the promise of this biology ofRead More Elaine Fuchs (Rockefeller) Part 1: Introduction to Stem Cells

Shiseido Talks RepliCel Technology – Part 2

Shiseido Talks RepliCel Technology – Part 2

All we want is to recreate the regenerative development process correctly. Dr. Tsuji paid attention to two different types of cells. The first is the hair follicle playmaker – dermal papilla cells. The second type are cells in the bulge area. They are a type of epithelial stem cell.They can differentiate into lots of differentRead More Shiseido Talks RepliCel Technology – Part 2

Targeting Telomeres Could Make Chemotherapy More Effective

Targeting Telomeres Could Make Chemotherapy More Effective

We discovered how crisis works, and crisis is the last barrier for human cells before they become cancer cells. So usually what happens in human normal cells is, when they grow, their telomeres become shorter every time the cells divided. And telomeres are the natural ends of human chromosomes, and they have a certain length.Read More Targeting Telomeres Could Make Chemotherapy More Effective

Shiseido Talks RepliCel Technology – Part 1

Shiseido Talks RepliCel Technology – Part 1

About 800,000 people in Japan are suffering from thinning hair. To provide hope, a new hair loss treatment is emerging. The black hair on the nude mice shown here are not implanted or grafted. They are being regenerated – using a regenerative therapy technique. Regenerative therapy is used for hair loss treatment. iPS cells areRead More Shiseido Talks RepliCel Technology – Part 1

Immunotherapy: How the Immune System Fights Cancer

Immunotherapy: How the Immune System Fights Cancer

Immunotherapy is an exciting area of cancer research that is changing the way we think about cancer treatment. Immunotherapy works by using the body’s immune system to fight cancer. The immune system is a complex network of organs, tissues, and cells, and the substances they make. One of the purposes of the immune system isRead More Immunotherapy: How the Immune System Fights Cancer

What is chemotherapy? | Norton Cancer Institute

What is chemotherapy? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy is medicine that we give to treat cancer. These medicines, they treat the cancer cells but they also affect the good cells in our body. They affect our hair cells, our blood cells, and the cells inside the lining of our mouth and the cells inside our stomach which causes the side effects thatRead More What is chemotherapy? | Norton Cancer Institute

The Cell Cycle (and cancer) [Updated]

The Cell Cycle (and cancer) [Updated]

Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. You can find us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! Have you ever been sitting in class and thought to yourself, “I wonder what my skin cells are doing right now at this very moment?” This kind of pondering may be unique to me…maybe…but wouldn’tRead More The Cell Cycle (and cancer) [Updated]

The Bugs That Lay Eggs In Your Face

The Bugs That Lay Eggs In Your Face

– [Narrator] There’s a creature scurrying across your face right now. Yes, you, and at some point, maybe now, maybe in a few days, it’s going to find a nice cozy pore in your skin and lay a single enormous egg. Meet the face mites. They’re smaller than a grain of sand, are a kindRead More The Bugs That Lay Eggs In Your Face

(OLD VIDEO) The Cell Cycle and Cancer

(OLD VIDEO) The Cell Cycle and Cancer

Captioning is on! Please click the CC button at the bottom right to turn off. Follow the amoebas on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and on Facebook. Today’s topic is the cell cycle and mitosis. But before we get into the cell cycle and mitosis, we want to be sure to talk about why these words are importantRead More (OLD VIDEO) The Cell Cycle and Cancer